Arts & Humanities
Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – A shadowy eunuch who is a behind-the-scenes power player in a royal court full of deceit, murder and sexual intrigue? No, it isn’t Lord Varys, the character nicknamed “the Spider” on the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones.” A fictional character in the fantastical television and book series, Varys’ position draws historical parallels to several instances in Imperial China where eunuchs were among those closest to the emperor and in some cases rose to become de facto rulers. Among them is Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch who nearly usurped power from the next to last Ming emperor during the 1620s. This summer, Keith McMahon, a professor of East Asian languages and

Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded three University of Kansas faculty members fellowships for humanities research to be undertaken in academic year 2014-15. The council, one of the premier humanities-focused granting agencies, is a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations that supports scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. “These fellowships are significant,” said Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “They are prestigious and support innovative research. I commend these professors for undertaking challenging projects. Their work will help us better understand

Fri, 05/02/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, together with the departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, will host a...

Thu, 05/01/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its 2014-2017 slate of three-year interdisciplinary faculty seminars. The seminars are the result of an open call to all University of Kansas faculty members to propose seminars and a subsequent...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — Summers are not necessarily the most popular time for students and professors to be in school, but for the University of Kansas’ Project on the History of Black Writing, the summers are a rare opportunity to bring college and university...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — More than 325 people attended the University of Kansas' 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place April 26 in the Kansas Union; 107...

Wed, 04/30/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas students have been awarded national scholarships that will fund overseas study. Eight undergraduate students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which is sponsored by the United States...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — When police in Spain tried to locate two murder victims last year, they sought assistance on places to search from a tool that measured the brain activity of the convicted and confessed killers. The technology, known as Brain Fingerprinting,...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – Neonatal intensive care units are armed with ventilators and incubators to support a premature baby’s early arrival into the world. But one University of Kansas researcher believes music can serve as another tool to aid in the infant’s still developing neurological system. Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, an assistant professor of music therapy and music education, is working to provide more theory-based research on how music can help premature babies manage external stimuli, such as noise and human interactions. Since the 1970s, nurses have used music in neonatal intensive care units to help premature babies continue to develop. But over the past 40 years,

Fri, 04/25/2014 — Toronto-based installation artist David Rokeby will be in residence at The Commons from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 1, in conjunction with Data & Democracy, the programming theme for the year. Rokeby will install a portion of...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The key figures who helped to integrate America's public schools in the American West all had one major theme in common. These scholars who shaped American public education policy and public desegregation via the federal court system had all...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities. CTE will partner with...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Popular television dramas "Downton Abbey" and "Boardwalk Empire" explore the cultural changes centered around the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties Novelist Laura Moriarty said the era was marked by social upheaval in American and European life,...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved sabbatical leave for the following individuals at the University of Kansas: ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Sharmin Kader, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $20,000 grant will support her research activities at KU for one...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English will offer a public workshop Wednesday, April 23, on undergraduate writing and research. Jane Greer with the University of Missouri-Kansas City will present “From Assignments to Authorship:...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Erik Scott, assistant professor of history, has won the 2014 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for his upcoming publication, “Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora in the Soviet Union,” to be published by Oxford University Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provide support for a second faculty publication. Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, received the Friends Book Publication Award for “Land Narratives: Native Women and Dispossession from Removal to Climate Change,” to be published by University of New Mexico Press.  Scott’s study

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Potter Lake and Marvin Grove will be filled with the sounds of the Dirty Thirties as part of the final celebration for the 2013-14 KU Common Book, "The Worst Hard Time." The University of Kansas Office of First Year Experience will host the...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, released the following statements regarding the death of Wojciech Lesnikowski, the Don Hatch Distinguished...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Today’s immigration policy debate has confounded Congress and state leaders for decades and seems to be more divisive than ever before. Perhaps for some perspective and insight, why not turn to a great voice from the past? A great unifier —...


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